Grand Tour to make way through the 'burgh

PLATTSBURGH - The 17th edition of the Grand Tour of V lo Qu bec Voyages will make its way through the town of Plattsburgh in the coming weeks.

The bicycling event will take place Sunday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 13, beginning in Glens Falls. The approximately 412-mile ride will stop in Ticonderoga Aug. 8, and consist of a loop around Ti Monday, Aug. 9. The ride will continue on to Bluff Point in Plattsburgh Tuesday, Aug. 10, and loop around Bluff Point Wednesday, Aug. 11. Cyclists will continue on to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada, the following day and end in Saint-Hyacinthe Aug. 13.

The Grand Tour of V lo Qu bec Voyages offers cyclists a unique experience: a historic tour following in the footsteps of Champlain.

Approximately 1,800 cyclists, 150 V lo Qu bec employees and volunteers are expected to participate.

The 17th edition of the Grand Tour is presented with the participation of Rona as associate sponsor. The Grand Tour is produced by V lo Qu bec v nements and its travel agency, V lo Qu bec Voyages. In addition to bicycle touring events, such as the Grand Tour, Velo Quebec Voyages offers more than sixty exclusive bicycle trips, specially designed by its team of travel professionals. V lo Qu bec Voyages organizes trips for more than 6,000 cyclists every year, both in America and overseas.

For more information, visit www.explorebybike.com.

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